Fall 2022 (Academy)

Name
Days
Location
Ballet 1(a)- Monday
Girls- Royal blue leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes; hair secured away from the face
Boys- White T-shirt, black tights, black ballet shoes

This is an introductory class designed to develop proper carriage of the body, alignment of the head, shoulders, hips, arms, and legs. Emphasis is on the five positions of the feet and arms, rhythm, spatial awareness, and the seven fundamental movements of ballet.
Dancers should be able to concentrate for the full hour and begin to apply new concepts and corrections from class to class.
Dancers take this class a minimum of once per week during the school year. As skills develop and if the dancer is highly motivated this class may be taken up to three times per week.
Dancers often take this level two (2) years in a row; and may repeat up to a maximum of 3 years
There are two (2) informal performance opportunities required at this level (fall and spring).
Attendance at a dance performance as an audience member is required at least one time per year (could be a BW company performance, a studio recital, or other dance production).
Tuition includes two (2) complimentary tickets to a BW performance each year of enrollment.
Monday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Small Studio
Ballet Wichita Studio
Pointe 1(a)- Monday
Requires concurrent enrollment in Ballet 3 or above.
Monday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Small Studio
Ballet Wichita Studio
Contemporary- Tuesday
Ages 12+, with 3+ years prior dance experience.
Tuesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Small Studio
Ballet Wichita Studio
Pointe 1(b)- Wednesday
Requires concurrent enrollment in Ballet 3 or above.
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Small Studio
Ballet Wichita Studio
Ballet 3 (MWF)
Attire:
Girls- Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, skirts for pointe class, hair secured away from the face
Boys- White T-shirt, Gray tights, white socks, white ballet shoes

Ballet III is designed to build vocabulary, refine execution, and to grow strength and stamina.
Class attendance requirements begin with 3 technique classes and 1 pointe class per week during the academic school year (pre-pointe and strengthening is a required prerequisite for working en pointe).
As the dancer progresses, they may add pointe technique classes building to 3 pointe classes per week in addition to their ballet technique classes
Ballet III dancers with 2 years of pointe are encouraged to seek summer intensive experiences to augment and extend their training.
Study of complimentary dance forms at an intermediate level is strongly encouraged for serious dance students.
Students at this level are strongly encouraged to pursue cross-training opportunities.
Dancers at this level should participate in fully produced performing experiences at least twice per year (often through BW company performances).
Attendance at a dance performance as an audience member is required at least three times per year (could be a BW company performance, a studio recital, or other dance production).
Tuition includes 2 complimentary tickets to a BW performance each year of enrollment.
Monday Wednesday Friday
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Large Studio
Ballet Wichita Studio
Ballet for Young Men
Saturday
9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Large Studio
Ballet Wichita Studio
Primary Ballet (a)- Saturday
Attire:
Girls- Pink leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes, hair secured away from the face
Boys- White T-shirt, black shorts (above the knee), black ballet shoes

This introductory class is designed to encourage a love of the arts and teach the fundamentals of dance movement, musicality, classroom etiquette, and the discipline of consistency.
Dancers take this class once or twice per week during the school year.
Dancers often take this class 2 years in a row; and may repeat up to a maximum of 4 years
There are 2 informal performance opportunities offered at this level (fall and spring).
Tuition includes 2 complimentary tickets to a BW company performance each year of enrollment.
Saturday
9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Small Studio
Ballet Wichita Studio
Pointe 1(c)- Saturday
* Requires concurrent enrollment in Ballet 3 or above.
Saturday
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Small Studio
Ballet Wichita Studio
Pas de Deux
*Requires concurrent enrollment in Ballet 4 or above as well as a placement class.
Saturday
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Large Studio
Ballet Wichita Studio
Ballet 4- MWFS
Attire:
Ladies- Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, skirts for pointe class, hair secured away from the face
Men- White T-shirt, Gray tights, white socks, white ballet shoes

This advanced class is focused on building virtuosity, strength, and greater nuanced sophistication of artistry
Dancers in Ballet IV take ballet technique class at least four times per week in the first year.
This level is typically taken for two (2) years and may be repeated up to three (3) years.
After three years of pointe class, dancers may, with instructor approval, begin to wear pointe shoes in regular ballet technique classes.
Adding pas de deux (partnering) technique en pointe is strongly encouraged.
Continued pointe technique training at an advanced level is required.
Continued complimentary dance forms training at an advanced level are strongly encouraged.
Formal produced performing experiences at least twice per year are strongly encouraged.
Attendance at a dance performance as an audience member at least four times per year are required (could be a BW company performance, a studio recital, or other dance production).
Tuition includes 2 complimentary tickets to a BW performance each year of enrollment.
M 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
W 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
F 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Sa 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
Large Studio
Ballet Wichita Studio
Apprentices (Tues-Sat)
Attire:
Ladies- Maroon leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes/pointe shoes, hair secured away from the face
Men- Black T-shirt, Gray tights, black socks, black ballet shoes

Dancers at the Apprentice level take advanced ballet technique class at least four (4) days per week and augment their ballet training with other dance forms.
Apprentice dancers have class both separate from and combined with Company class, and dance in class en pointe a minimum of three times per week.
Dancers at the Apprentice level must take class at least twice per week with Ballet Wichita and can take the other two classes (or more) at another studio if desired.

Tu 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
W 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Th 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
F 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Sa 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Large Studio
Ballet Wichita Studio
Company (Tues-Sat)
Attire:
All- Dancer’s choice; please no sweats or other coverups. Women are permitted to wear skirts during class.

Dancers at the Company Member level take advanced ballet technique class at least five (5) days per week and augment their ballet training with other dance forms.
Ballet Wichita Company membership is not contingent on taking all classes at BW:
“Company Member” is a moniker of achievement to an advanced level and is contingent on audition results for upcoming productions.
Dancers participating in company productions from area studios are encouraged to please supplement your other studio schedule with classes at BW.
If Ballet Wichita is a dancer’s primary studio, ballet technique classes are required at least 4 times per week.
Company members dance in class en pointe a minimum of three times per week.
Dancers participating in the Advanced Company Class level must take class at least three times per week with Ballet Wichita and can take the other two classes (or more) at another studio if desired.
Continuing pas de deux technique en pointe is strongly encouraged.
Continued complimentary dance forms training at an advanced level are strongly encouraged.
Formal produced performing experiences at least three times per year is required.
Attendance at a dance performance at least four times per year is required (could be a BW company performance, a studio recital, or other dance production).
Being cast in company productions includes 2 complimentary tickets to each BW production in which the dancer is cast.
Tu 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
W 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Th 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
F 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Sa 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Large Studio
Ballet Wichita Studio

Fall 2022 (Open Classes)

Name
Days
Location
Open Adult Int. Ballet- Monday
Ages 13+, some prior dance training recommended.
Monday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Small Studio
Ballet Wichita Studio
Open Contemporary- Tuesday
Ages 12+, with 3+ years prior dance experience.
Tuesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Small Studio
Ballet Wichita Studio
Open Adult Int. Ballet- Wednesday
Ages 13+. Some previous ballet training recommended.
Wednesday
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Small Studio
Ballet Wichita Studio
Teen/Adult Beginning Ballet- Friday
For any and all ballet beginners ages 13 and up. Bring your ballet slippers and learn to dance!
Friday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Small Studio
Ballet Wichita Studio
Open Adult Int. Ballet- Saturday
Ages 13+. Some previous ballet training recommended.
Saturday
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Small Studio
Ballet Wichita Studio
Advanced Company Class
*By invitation only. Uses the Company punch card for BW company members wishing to take drop in classes.
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Large Studio
Ballet Wichita Studio


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